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Cardinals' draft earns 'A' grade from FOX's Peter Schrager

The Arizona Cardinals' 2016 NFL Draft earned an A grade from FOX Sports NFL analyst Peter Schrager, who ranked them fifth best among the 32 NFL teams.Schrager's critique:I'd feel less comfortable with other teams taking Robert Nkemdiche in the first round, but the Cardinals are a different beast. There's an infrastructure in place, and the people in the building -- from owner Michael...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Coker among 16 undrafted free agent signings by Cardinals

Heading into the draft, there was some thought that the Cardinals would take a young quarterback to develop behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton. The seven rounds of the draft came and went without Arizona taking a quarterback, but the team added an undrafted rookie with a winning pedigree to the mix on Monday. The…
Via Pro Football Talk
7 hours ago

Way-Too-Early Projections for the Cardinals 2017 Offseason Needs

With the 2016 NFL Draft and NFL free agency period over, we take a look at what the Arizona Cardinals will likely have worked to accomplish next year around this time. Wide Receiver Michael Floyd will become an unrestricted free agent after this season and it’s possible that with the emergence of John Brown and given Floyd’s inability to really burst out and become a number...
Via TopSportsReport
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Day 3: Cardinals wrap up

Saturday was the third and final day of the 2016 NFL Draft and consisted of rounds 4-7. The day started a bit earlier than the previous two rounds with a 9:00 a.m. start Arizona time, compared with the 5:00 p.m. start on Thursdays and the 4:00 p.m. start Friday. The day started with the Cleveland Browns taking linebacker Joe Schobert from Wisconsin with the 99th overall pick. The...
Via cover32
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Draft Day 2

Here comes Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft, which means rounds two and three. Some of the big surprises from Round 1 were linebacker Myles Jack and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson not going in the first round. I understand about Jack’s injury and the impact that this could play on his playability and draftability. Maybe he’ll go on Day 2, we shall see. Whoever is able to grab...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After picking CB Williams, Cardinals expect busy final day

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals had to wait for hours to make their lone Friday pick in the NFL draft. They figured to be a lot busier in the draft's final day on Saturday. And general manager Steve Keim says he's confident that players can be found who will become important parts of a team already expected to be a contender. Cornerback Brandon Williams of Texas A&...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals draft cornerback Williams in 3rd round

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have selected cornerback Brandon Williams of Texas A&M in the third round of the NFL draft. The pick, the 92nd overall, was the only one the Cardinals had in Friday's second day of the draft. The Cardinals had no second-round pick. It was sent to New England as part of the trade that brought outside linebacker Chandler Jones to Arizona...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals may ask Robert Nkemdiche to distance himself from his brother

The Arizona Cardinals made an investment in Robert Nkemdiche on Thursday night, and they may ask him to make some uncomfortable changes in order to get the most out of their investment. That could include asking Nkemdiche to distance himself from his troubled brother, Denzel. Robert Nkemdiche arrived at Ole Miss in 2013 as the No. 1 player nationally in his recruiting class. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Nkemdiche falls to Arizona, picked No. 29 in 1st round

While Robert Nkemdiche watched his teammate go thirteenth overall despite his personal life going up in flames on social media…..Nkemdiche waited to be picked. Nkemdich, like Tunsil, had concerns which caused his stock to drop way below his skill level. The Arizona Cardinals finally took a chance on Nkemdiche at No. 29 of the first round. If Nkemdiche keeps on the straight and...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Select Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche No. 29 Overall

The Arizona Cardinals took Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche, a highly-talented player who slipped due to off-field issues with the 29th-overall pick.  Round: 1 Pick: 29 With the #29 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @AZCardinals select DT Robert Nkemdiche! pic.twitter.com/MqDqr7Q5Di — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Selection: Arizona Cardinals select Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche Analysis...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Bobblehead honors go to Bruce Arians

This summer, on June 17th 2016, the first 1,500 fans who attend the minor league baseball game between the York Revolution and the Bridgeport Bluefish will receive a bobble head of Bruce Arians. Why a bobblehead and where did the bobblehead originate from in the sports realm? The term bobble head was first used it is believed in a literary work back in the 1840’s, but it was...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals draft prospect: T.J. Green

With the 29th pick in the NFL Draft the Arizona Cardinals select safety out of Clemson University, T.J. Green, or at least he is looking like a pretty good possibility. The NFL Draft is a little over three days away and analysts, coaches, and front office members from all 32 teams are licking their chops.  The Arizona Cardinals have six picks including the 29th pick in the first...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals draft preview: Talent over need with 29th pick

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Long gone are the days when the Arizona Cardinals perennially had one of the top draft picks. For years, they lost and lost and lost some more. Now, they are among the NFL's elite, winners of 34 regular-season games in Bruce Arians' three seasons as coach. Coming off a 13-3 season, the Cardinals have the 29th overall pick. And what they will do with it is pretty much...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Beanie Wells victim of attempted extortion from drug deal gone wrong

Former Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells has been named as the victim in an extortion case, according to a report. Two men are accused in a federal case of attempting to extort Wells in an attempt to recoup money from a drug deal gone wrong. The men were allegedly put into touch with a Mexican drug dealer through Wells’ brother. The men, Franklin Conley and Patrick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Tyrann Mathieu has something to prove

Tyrann Mathieu is out to show his worth to the Arizona Cardinals entering the new season. The All-Pro safety is coming off his best year, conveniently right before his rookie contract expires, but he has yet to play a full season. There’s some speculation as to why Arizona hasn’t inked Mathieu long term, but after taking a look at his entire career don’t second guess the hesitation...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu is 'taking a break' after deactivating social media accounts

Tyrann Mathieu is taking a break from social media. The Arizona Cardinals safety deactivated his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page on Friday with his reps telling ESPN that he’s “taking a break for a while.” They also said he doesn’t have a timeline when he’s going to return. Denise White, the CEO of EAG Sports Management, told ESPN the deactivations aren’t linked...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals looking forward to the NFL Draft

With the 2016 NFL Draft a little more than two weeks away, franchises are busy assessing prospects and developing their draft strategies as they try to improve their team for the 2016 season and beyond. With the 29th overall pick in this year’s draft, the Arizona Cardinals are looking to find a player that can make an immediate impact as they try to take a step further in 2016...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mathieu: I received death threats from alleged killer's family

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has never been afraid to address issues surrounding his past and what defines him as a man today. Since his own off-field issues during his college career, the All-Pro has turned the corner. Not only has “Honey Badger” righted the ship in his personal life, he’s speaking out on some of the major issues in the United States today...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians: Moms are afraid of football

It has been well documented that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who has been around football for going on four decades, is a staunch defender of the game. When you strike the integrity of football, Arians strikes back. And that’s just what he did on Friday at the Cardinals’ training facility while delivering a keynote speech to over 130 high school football coaches...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald: Tyrann Mathieu 'heals like Wolverine'

At this point it’s safe to say Tyrann Mathieu is a savage. The man who has long been known as the “Honey Badger” for his relentless attitude on the football field is now being compared to Marvel comic book hero Wolverine by teammate Larry Fitzgerald. Mathieu, currently recovering from a season-ending knee injury, is actually having to be held back in his rehab right now. Fitzgerald...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 players in Arizona Cardinal history

The Arizona Cardinals have a pretty up-and-down history. In 2009, they advanced to their first and only Super Bowl in franchise history and fell just short of bringing home the Lombardi Trophy. Now, the Cardinals are looking like a team that can compete every year. There have been some pretty great players to strap up for the Red Birds in the past and it is pretty hard to ignore...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals are having quite the offseason

The Arizona Cardinals entered this offseason with one of the best rosters in the NFL on paper. That talent was able to produce on the field as well, leading the team to an NFC West divisional title and a first-round bye in the NFC Playoffs ultimately falling to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship game. Hardly into the offseason, the Cardinals have done the most out of...
Via EndZoneScore
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals confident in re-signing Chandler Jones

The Arizona Cardinals aren’t worried about newly acquired pass-rusher Chandler Jones—who was dealt to Arizona from New England during the second week of free agency—becoming a one-year rental. “When he hits free agency, we’ll have the dollars to make sure he stays,” head coach Bruce Arians said, via the team’s official site. Jones, 26, is entering the final year of...
Via The Sports Daily
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald has easy fix for NFL catch rule

It’s no secret the NFL catch rule is overly complicated and sometimes downright confusing. One of the great all-time NFL receivers, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, doesn’t think it should be so difficult to determine what constitutes a catch and has an easy fix for the problem. Via Kalyn Kahler of MMQB, Fitzgerald presented his thoughts on how the NFL catch rule could...
Via Sportsnaut
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones could put Arizona Cardinals over the top

If the 13-3 Arizona Cardinals had a single Achilles’ heel in 2015, it was a pass-rush that ranked 20th with 36 sacks (despite amassing nine in one game), 19th with a sack rate of 5.9 and 27th at Football Outsiders. As we saw in Super Bowl 50, getting to the passer consistently is as crucial as it has ever been in this league. The NFL these days is about passers and those charged...
Via This Given Sunday
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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